2021 Atlanta Classic: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

2021 ATLANTA CLASSIC

Saturday Finals Heat Sheet

Saturday Finals Live Stream

Night two of the 2021 Atlanta Classic will feature the finals of the women’s and men’s 200 fly, 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast, and the 400 free. UGA’s Dakota Luther leads the women’s 200 fly event while Cal’s Trenton Julian and DART’s Luca Urlando swam 0.07s within each other this morning to land the middle lanes on the men’s side. After tying for the 100 fly title yesterday, Nashville’s Gretchen Walsh and Athens’ Natalie Hinds tied again this morning for the top two seeds in the women’s 50 free while Brazil’s Bruno Fratus enters the men’s 50 free with a two-tenths prelims advantage over WR holder Caeleb Dressel.

Flipping over to the women’s 100 back, NCAA star Rhyan White will race Olympian Olivia Smoliga while Cal’s Daniel Carr led prelims over WR holder Ryan Murphy in the men’s 100 back. Then, Kentucky’s Gillian Davey and Olympian Kevin Cordes will headline the 200 breast finals while 16-year-old Hayden Miller and Florida’s Kieran Smith will close the meet out in the 400 free events.

The session will first start off with a three-way swim-off for the 10th spot in the women’s 50 free championship final following a top-10 scratch. Swimming for the A-final spot will be Alyssa Marsh, Morgan Scott, and Maddy Banic, all swimming 25.98 this morning.

Update: Scott won the swim-off at 25.65 and is headed to the A-final. Marsh (25.72) and Banic (25.96) will contest in the B-final.

WOMEN’S 200 FLY – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 2:08.61, Hali Flickinger (ABSC), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 2:12.56
  • Wave I Cut: 2:14.59

Top 3:

  1. Dakota Luther (Athens Bulldog), 2:09.33
  2. Izzy Gati (Kentucky), 2:10.94
  3. Amanda Ray (Unattached), 2:11.87

Storming to the win in the women’s 200 fly with a sub-2:10 effort was Athens Bulldog Dakota Luther, touching in at 2:09.33. Luther now moves up to No. 7 in the 2020-2021 US rankings. Finishing in second place was Kentucky’s Izzy Gati at 2:10.94 while Florida’s Amanda Ray hit 2:11.87 for third place.

Bluefish 18-year-old Summer Smith placed fourth at 2:11.97, smashing her personal best of 2:13.08 and the Wave II cut of 2:12.56. Smith’s swim just snuck in at No. 88 all-time in the 17-18 age group rankings.

MEN’S 200 FLY — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 1:56.29, Caeleb Dressel (GSC), 2019
  • Wave II Cut: 1:59.63
  • Wave I Cut: 2:01.19

Top 3:

  1. Trenton Julian (Unattached), 1:55.77 *Meet Record
  2. Chase Kalisz (Athens Bulldog), 1:56.90
  3. Jay Litherland (Dynamo), 1:58.10

Out like a lightning bolt was Cal’s Trenton Julian, splitting 54.64 at the halfway point. Julian never slowed down, touching the wall with a season best of 1:55.77. Julian now ranks No. 1 in the US and cracked the top 15 times in the world this season. Placing second in Atlanta was Chase Kalisz at 1:56.90, which moves up to No. 2 in the US rankings.

Julian also took down Dressel’s 2019 meet record of 1:56.29.

Dynamo’s Jay Litherland caught a fading Luca Urlando by 0.06s for third place, 1:58.10 to 1:58.16. Litherland’s time now moves up to No. 8 in the country while Urlando now ranks 9th behind Litherland.

WOMEN’S 50 FREE – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 25.21, Simone Manuel (ALTO), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 25.65
  • Wave I Cut: 25.99

Top 3:

  1. Gretchen Walsh (Nashville), 25.30
  2. Natalie Hinds (Athens)/Julie Meynen (Unattached), 25.37
  3. (tie)

It was another tight women’s sprint final as teen sensation Gretchen Walsh was holding off Luxembourg’s Julie Meynen and Athens’ Natalie Hinds. Yet it was Walsh who took the win at 25.30, touching out Hinds’ and Meyen’s tied swims of 25.37 by 0.07s.

All hitting the Wave II cut were USC’s Anika Apostalon (25.44), Alabama’s Morgan Scott (25.56), UGA’s Maxine Parker (25.57), and 18-year-old Lindsay Flynn (25.61).

Winning the B-final was Olivia Smoliga, touching in at 25.55.

MEN’S 50 FREE — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 21.73, Michael Andrew (RPC), 2018
  • Wave II Cut: 22.71
  • Wave I Cut: 23.19

Top 3:

  1. Caeleb Dressel (Gator), 21.82
  2. Bruno Fratus (Coral Springs), 21.98
  3. Quintin McCarty (Pines Peak), 22.51

Blasting off the start to the early lead was Caeleb Dressel, staying ahead of prelims leader Bruno Fratus. As Fratus accelerated into the finish, it was Dressel who took the win at 21.82. Fratus settled for second at 21.98. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Quintin McCarty held off Cal’s Ryan Hoffer by one one-hundredth for third, 22.51 to 22.52. NOVA’s Cristian Quintero took fifth at 22.58 while Alabama’s Matt King matched the Wave II cut at 22.71.

Dressel’s time shaves just 0.01s off his season best of 21.83 from PSS Mission Viejo, only behind Ryan Held‘s 21.62. Meanwhile, McCarty’s new lifetime best now moves him up to No. 15 all-time in 17-18 age group history.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 1:00.13, Olivia Smoliga (ABSC), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 1:01.49
  • Wave I Cut: 1:02.69

Top 3:

  1. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldog), 58.31 *Meet Record
  2. Rhyan White (Alabama), 58.43
  3. Ellie Waldrep (BAY), 1:01.04

At the 50-meter mark, Rhyan White turned at 28.21, two-tenths ahead of Olivia Smoliga‘s 28.47 split. The two traded the narrow lead on the last 50, touching in with a photo-finish. Peering at the scoreboard, Smoliga touched out White by 0.12s, 58.31 to 58.43.

Finishing in third place was 18-year-old Ellie Waldrep at 1:01.04, holding off Kentucky’s Caitlin Brooks (1:01.13) and Aggie Lisa Bratton (1:01.14).

Smoliga and White now boost to the top two times in the US this season and No. 3 and No. 4 in the season world rankings.

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MEN’S 100 BACK — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 53.08, Ryan Murphy (CAL), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 55.51
  • Wave I Cut: 56.59

Top 3:

  1. Ryan Murphy (Cal Aquatics), 52.95 *Meet Record
  2. Daniel Carr (Unattached), 53.65
  3. Bryce Mefford (Unattached), 54.63

Breaking his own 2016 meet record and dropping 2.27s from prelims was Ryan Murphy, registering a time of 52.95. Cal teammates Daniel Carr (53.65) and Bryce Mefford (54.63) touched in just ahead of 18-year-old Jack Aikins (55.02) and Cal newcomer Destin Lasco (55.21).

Canadian Javier Acevedo took sixth at 55.62 while Florida’s Clark Beach (55.77) and 16-year-old Caleb Maldari (55.84) rounded out a tight top eight.

Maldari’s swim tonight moves him to No. 18 all-time in 15-16 age group history.

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 2:26.16, Micah Sumrall (GAME), 2018
  • Wave II Cut: 2:30.49
  • Wave I Cut: 2:33.29

Top 3:

  1. Meghan Small (Tennessee), 2:28.66
  2. Brynn Curtis (Unattached), 2:28.77
  3. Gillian Davey (Kentucky), 2:29.03

Auburn’s Brynn Curtis had over a second lead at the 150-mark over the rest of the field. Then, UGA’s Zoie Hartman began to gain on Curtis along with Tennessee’s Meghan Small and Kentucky’s Gillian Davey. At the touch, it was Small who had the 0.11s advantage over Curtis, 2:28.66 to 2:28.77.

Davey took third at 2:28.77 while Hartman finished in fourth at 2:29.59.

MEN’S 200 BREAST — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 2:09.49, Josh Prenot (CAL), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 2:15.28
  • Wave I Cut: 2:17.29

Top 3:

  1. Nic Fink (Athens Bulldog), 2:11.37
  2. Kevin Cordes (Athens Bulldog), 2:13.30
  3. Reece Whitley (Unattached), 2:13.69

Utilizing his lethal back-half speed, Athens’ Nic Fink split a consistent 1:07.94 (33.91/34.03) to pull ahead of Kevin Cordes and Reece Whitley. At the touch, Fink powerfully punched the wall at 2:11.37. Meanwhile, Cordes (2:13.30) and Whitley (2:13.69) broke 2:14 for the top three times.

WOMEN’S 400 FREE – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 4:00.31, Katie Ledecky (NCAP), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 4:13.28
  • Wave I Cut: 4:16.89

Top 3:

  1. Tylor Mathieu (Unattached), 4:12.89
  2. Beth McNeese (Kentucky), 4:12.90
  3. Jillian Barczyk (Lafayette), 4:14.37

With roughly 150 meters left in the women’s 400 free final, Florida’s Tylor Mathieu and Beth McNeese paced neck-and-neck towards the finish. Under the flags, stroke-for-stroke, Mathieu touched out McNeese by one one-hundredth for the win, 4:12.89 to 4:12.90. Both swimmers easily cleared the Wave II cut of 4:13.28. City of Lafayette’s Jillian Barczyk took third at 4:14.37.

MEN’S 400 FREE — FINALS

  • Meet Record: 3:49.32, Kieran Smith (FLOR), 2021
  • Wave II Cut: 3:54.21
  • Wave I Cut: 3:57.29

Top 3:

  1. Kieran Smith (Florida), 3:47.71 *Meet Record
  2. Jake Magahey (SwimAtlanta), 3:48.56
  3. Trey Freeman (Florida), 3:50.59

Throughout the race, Jake Magahey was pacing off of Kieran Smith‘s long stroke. Into the last 25 meters, Magahey was kicking like a boat as Smith remained sailing with the lead, dropping 1.61s from this morning at 3:47.71. Maghey settled for second at 3:48.56 while Florida Gator Trey Freeman placed third at 3:50.59.

Cal’s Zach Yeadon (3:51.90) and Plymouth’s Andrew Abruzzo (3:53.50) rounded out the top five times, both earning the Wave II cut.

Time Trials Update: Gators Caeleb Dressel and Khader Baqlah swam an evening 100 free side-by-side. Dressel waded to a 48.67, which is 0.01s faster than Ryan Held‘s US No. 1 time of 48.68, while Baqlah swam a FINA Olympic B time of 49.29. Meanwhile, Ryan Lochte swam a 200 IM time trial of 2:02.29, splitting 25.33/31.65/36.84/28.47.

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Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Kaylee will beat Regan,
You know it’s true

Pvdh
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Imagine having to focus on 1 swimmer because that’s all your country has hopes for winning lmao.

Can already see Cate Campbell’s Uber choke ability passing down to Kaylee

Last edited 4 months ago by Pvdh
Dee
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Man you don’t need to bite that hard haha 🎣

Pvdh
Reply to  Dee
4 months ago

Oh no jeez did I fall for flame bait oh geeez how could I

anyways

Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Can I have some of your leftover salt for my chips please? Thanks

Pvdh
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Are you triggered that the Aussie only have 1 realistic hope while the Americans will rack em up like they always do? enjoy the aussies swimming fast times against no competition and then choking once again and pretending they’re happy with it lmao

Last edited 4 months ago by Pvdh
Pvdh
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Lmao got em. Enjoy another flop of an Olympics and your media meltdown again after all the hopes you out in only a single swimmer come crashing down as they always do. I’m sure you’re used to it by now.

Last edited 4 months ago by Pvdh
Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

LMAO!

Kitajima Fan
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Weak that you had to resort to that lol

Robbos
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Hello Chalmers, Horton, McKeon, Titmus all says hello!!!!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Robbos
4 months ago

Stay on point. The discussion is currently about women’s swimming at the Summer Olympics.

Neither McKeon or Titmus have won an individual gold medal at the Summer Olympics. Amongst the active swimmers most likely to compete at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, the best result has been a bronze medal in 2008 for Cate Campbell and a bronze medal in 2016 for Emma McKeon. Oh my, two bronze medals! What a haul!

Swimgeek
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

How bout we stick to swimming…

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Ouch. Surprisingly well-played.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Australia Swimming
2012 Summer Ollympics
Women’s Individual Events
0G, 2S, 2B

Australia Swimming
2016 Summer Olympics
Women’s Individual Events
0G, 1S, 1B

That gold medal drought must really stick in your craw.

Pvdh
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

This is the country that has swimming as its one of their biggest sports? Lmfao pathetic

Troyy
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

It’s really not. Swimming stars have far more lucrative careers in the US than Australia. It’s basically a myth from the Sydney Olympics era.

Last edited 4 months ago by Troyy
Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

You can’t dispute the FACTS!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

You can’t dispute your ratio.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

Put another Campbell on the barbie and watch ’em get cooked in the final. Never was that so evident than the women’s 50 meter freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships.

Pvdh
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

Campbell sisters LMAO self confidence made of paper mache

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Pvdh
4 months ago

C1, C2 stand for Choke 1, Choke 2.

Troyy
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

When did C2 ever choke?

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Troyy
4 months ago

With 25 meters left, it was C1 first, C2 second in the final of the women’s 100 meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Never has a choke job been so complete. Blame it on Rio!

wow
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Hate to be a “Debbie-Downer”, but I don’t think the world record holder would show all her cards in May.

ZanBai
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

What some voices in your head got to do with Atlanta Classic?

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  ZanBai
4 months ago

Delusions of grandeur.

Beast Titan
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

It’s like the fortnite battle pass, Kaylee is already on tier 90 and has little room to improve, Regan is on tier 18.

Pacific Whirl
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Curzan will beat Regan not only today, but also in the future.

Last edited 4 months ago by Pacific Whirl
Pacific Whirl
Reply to  Pacific Whirl
4 months ago

Curzan broke Regan’s 15-16 100 back NAG today with a 58.82.

Dudeman
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

You’d think after the last 2 olympics it’d be better to not hype up Australian backstrokers like crazy before the olympics

Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
Reply to  Dudeman
4 months ago

I made one light-hearted post (it was a rhyme for crying out loud) today, and agreed with another yesterday. I’d hardly say that is ‘hyping up like crazy’.

The truth is a lot of Americans feel so entitled to gold medals they won’t even let others speculate without shooting them down aggressively in the comments.

Jack
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Im not even Aussie but im sure Atherton and Seebohm wouldnt be too happy with being completely discredited as reasonable competitors for medals.

Technically USA’s last gold medal at a world or Olympics level in the womans 100 back was 2013 so this unchallenged confidence that USA will 100% get gold seems abit of a stretch?

Dudeman
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Not you specifically but after her 100 yesterday (which was an amazing swim) a lot of people were saying Regan was out of gold medal contention when we don’t have an accurate measurement of where she’s actually at.

As a Canadian I completely agree, I think Kaylee making it a closer race is much more exciting for everyone and it makes the sport more interesting when different people can win medals than the usual suspects. But there has also been a long standing pattern of Australians swimming fast, getting tons of hype only to severely underperform when everything is on the line, which can be disappointing for everyone

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Dudeman
4 months ago

Let me remind you of the greatest upset at the Summer Olympics in women’s swimming. In lanes 4 AND 5, it was suppose to be a coronation at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In the history of women’s swimming, never has so many Aussies been silenced.

Robbos
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

Was that Armstrong beating Bondi.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Robbos
4 months ago

The illiterate from down under enters the fray.

The topic is women’s swimming and has been since your brethren spammed the message board.

Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

You see a majority of spamming is actually from raging Americans

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

A failed attempt at deflection. You’re on record.

Robbos
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

I though the topic was Smith v McKeown, you were the one who is also off topic, der!!!!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Robbos
4 months ago

That’s women’s swimming.

Robbos
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

It’s also swimming in the Olympics. But the Topic was McKeown v Smith.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

Get a grip.

Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

I didn’t explicitly state that at all. It was implied, and was (I admit) perhaps a rather thoughtless response to (frankly) aggressive and unnecessary comments from the opposition at what WAS a light-hearted comment. If I have offended people by the implication I apologise.

Corn Pop
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

You are a bad member of the QUAD . How are we going to right the world via our moral superiority when you behave like this? I am very disappointed & reporting you to someone somewhere.

Last edited 4 months ago by Corn Pop
GATOR CHOMP 🐊
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

AUstralia more like AGstralia

LaBlom
Reply to  GATOR CHOMP 🐊
4 months ago

You tried, I guess

He said what?
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

Frankly, I think Kaylee would be disgusted with what you wrote. You aren’t the one in the pool so get some class and grow up.

Huh
Reply to  He said what?
4 months ago

Class and Aussies don’t mix.

Troll in the Dungeon
Reply to  Huh
4 months ago

As a Brit (and a fan of both Aus and USA Swimming) let’s just chill out. Granted the trigger comment may not have been merited (although PVDH was being a usual plonker and not helping matters).

People are allowed to speculate/be hopeful/make bold claims and it doesn’t need to result in international antipathy.

You don’t need to respond to what you perceive as a classless comment by being childish and classless yourselves.

See you all in Tokyo where hopefully EVERYONE will have a nice share of the medals.

dresselgoat
Reply to  Troll in the Dungeon
4 months ago

Hey this guys British lets get him!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  dresselgoat
4 months ago

2012 London Olympics, women’s 800 meter freestyle, Rebecca Adlington, royalty in the building, ……

….. the youngest US Olympian in the entire delegation …..

….. “She’s going to do it, Dan! She’s going to do it!” …..

Last edited 4 months ago by Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Robbos
Reply to  dresselgoat
4 months ago

The kids have joined the conversations.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Troll in the Dungeon
4 months ago

No share of the medals.

Beat those Aussies! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Robbos
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

Just remember who is 2 years younger the Dressel & already 100 Olympic champion.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Robbos
4 months ago

Stay on point.

Australian swimming
2012 Summer Olympics
Individual women’s events
0G, 2S, 2B

Australian swimming
2016 Summer Olympics
Individual women’s events
0G, 1S, 1B

That goose egg in the gold medal column must really gnaw at you.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
4 months ago

Dude or dudette- are you like the moderator of these boards?

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
4 months ago

Just a fly in the ointment. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the ass.

Yippee Ki Yay, MF!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Robbos
4 months ago

Soon to be repeat.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Troll in the Dungeon
4 months ago

Plonker — apt description, and probably also a first time use on these boards. Hats off.

Robbos
Reply to  Huh
4 months ago

Think of Le Clos & Schooling & their treatment for some class with Americans.

Troyy
Reply to  He said what?
4 months ago

Imagine being outraged over such a benign poem. Embarassing.

sven
Reply to  Troyy
4 months ago

Yeah people are taking this personally. Very odd.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Troyy
4 months ago

Imagine believing that past Australian performances have anything to do with Tokyo

Troyy
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
4 months ago

Imagine being unable to recognise and take a joke.

Paul
Reply to  Commonwealths>Pan Pacs
4 months ago

And Claire will beat Kaylee

Bub
4 months ago

Really nice swim by Julian

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Bub
4 months ago

Wait, are we starting the Atlanta Classic comments now?

swimfan210_
4 months ago

Julian with a 1:55.77 – 11th in the world this year, really strong Olympic contender. Yards translating to LC well, good swim for him.

Comet
Reply to  swimfan210_
4 months ago

This even is wide open at the trials

john26
4 months ago

I don’t know about you guys, but Urlando hasn’t been swimming like a Olympic medal contender this year.

Joe
Reply to  john26
4 months ago

yeah, seems like the injury has led to slower in-season times than he’s used to posting. But, none of this matters if he can post a 1:53 in four weeks, and that’s certainly not out of the question. He went best times SCY at NCAAs, I think he’ll peak again with a taper for OTs.

Yabo
Reply to  Joe
4 months ago

He does swim at Georgia which is notorious for high yardage iirc hence the slow in season times

Jojob
Reply to  Yabo
4 months ago

That’s my hope. He did 1:53 high (LCM) almost two years ago, at age 17. And later, winning LCM races with 1:54s against Smachlo, Julian and Albiero, you’d see him with a strong, back-half finish. Lately, he’s running out of gas at the finish. He does still have that silky smooth arm recovery. I’m hoping that he REALLY benefits from tapering.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Joe
4 months ago

Agree — his NCAAs tell me he’ll be ok. I’m sure he, like most of the college guys not named Kieran Smith went way up in yardage and are crushed right now.

Dudeman
4 months ago

With Urlando not swimming as well this year that 200 fly could be wide open for two new people (depending on if shields plays a masterpiece on the piano the last 50) to make the team. Would be awesome for Trenton to make it after a slightly disappointing 2nd place at NCAA’s

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Dudeman
4 months ago

2 “new” people? Luca would be a “new” person, considering he hasn’t qualified for a major US international team yet.

Dudeman
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
4 months ago

That’s fair, he had been swimming so fast the last couple of years I forgot he hasn’t actually made a national team yet. I was referring to “new” as people no one may have seen making the Olympic team last year and that people hadn’t been talking about as realistic chances

Cate
Reply to  Dudeman
4 months ago

Urlando is a new person

wow
4 months ago

OMG WTH 58.3 & 58.4

john26
4 months ago

WOW. Smoliga 58.3, White 58.4 That was fast.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  john26
4 months ago

I guess she did a pace 50 as a warmup, because after I saw that 25.5 50 free, I wasn’t optimistic for her 100 back. So great 200 free and 100 back for her.

swimfan210_
4 months ago

BOOM 58.3 for Smoliga 58.4 for White that was bonkers

MX4x50relay
Reply to  swimfan210_
4 months ago

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